Since a lot of you did enjoy my previous movie post, it inspired me to create another. In no particular order, here is a list of my favorite old Hollywood movies:
5. High Society (1956) – This movie is about a Jazz singer (Bing Crosby) who tries to win back his ex (Grace Kelly), a socialite who is engaged to another man. Things are even more complicated when a magazine reporter (Frank Sinatra), who’s there to cover the wedding, ends up falling for the socialite. The movie is pinnacle old Hollywood glamour. It’s very timeless, it’s has charming musical numbers, and the outfits are so dreamy and beautiful. Everything Grace wears is beautiful in this movie.
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Breakfast at Tiffany’s has a special place in my heart because it was the first movie that really got me into old movies. It’s a timeless classic. The movie tells the story of Holly Goldlightly (Audrey Hepburn) who is a eccentric, somewhat lost, free spirit that’s afraid of love and she meets a man, Paul Varjack (George Peppard), who moves into her apartment building. Paul is a writer that is sleeping with an older woman. When they start to be friends, Holly’s taste for rich men and her hidden past start to get in the way.
3. Bringing Up Baby (1938) – Now, if you want to watch more of a comedy, I’d highly recommend this one. This is a ‘screwball comedy’ about an stern paleontologist (Cary Grant) who is on a mission to secure a $1 mil donation to his museum. The only problem with this plan is a pesky, energetic, klutzy heiress (Katherine Hepburn) and her pet leopard, Baby.
2. What a Way to Go! (1964) – Arguably, one of the most aesthetically pleasing movies ever. I love the costumes, Shirley MacLaine’s acting, the set design, Gene Kelly, and pretty much everything about this movie. I think everyone who has a ‘camp’ sense of style should watch it. Shirley MacLaine plays a four-time widow who tells her psychiatrist about her past marriages, in which they all became extremely rich and died because of it.
1. Jezebel (1938)
After free-spirited Southern belle, Julie Marsden (Bette Davis), loses her fiancé thanks to her arrogant ways, she vows to win him back. When he returns, she discovers it might be too late.
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